The results are in, along with a short commentary here.
Over $3,200 in prizes were claimed over the weekend, with Hobsons Bay players Bruce Williams, Myiesha Maunders and Vishal Bhat among the prizes. Hobsons Bay Junior Players Max Clerk and Julian McIntyre were also among the prize winners.
Thanks to all who participated, but most of all to Tony Davis who organised and ran yet another very successful event. I’d encourage all Tuesday night regulars to give Best in the West a shot next year, it is always a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.
Back by popular demand, Hobsons Bay Chess Club and our major sponsors
Bendigo Bank and Barry Plant present: Best in the West 2017
A Category 3 Australian Chess Grand Prix Tournament
NEW VENUE (Just up the street from the old one):
Altona RSL, 31 Sargood Street, Altona, (Melways ref 54H11)
DATES: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
5 Rounds over the 2 days. For full details, and past winners, see here.
It was again a very successful weekend, with over 90 participants, with 1st prize being shared between 4 players (James Morris, Domagoj Dragicevic, Carl Gorka and Kris Chan), each on 4.5 / 5. Also, Sergey was able to finish equal first in his rating group and score biggest upset by beating a 1500 player, which earned $200. Well done Sergey on a terrific tournament!!
Please join me in thanking Tony Davis for his work over the previous months to get the players together and run a terrific tournament, and Ved Bhat for taking these photos and making them available.
THE CUP! Biggest upset winners
Overall winners (joint)
Rating group winners
Well, we will know more after this weekend! Over 90 players have signed on for our major weekend event Best in the West, that starts this Saturday morning. it is still not to late to enter. Full details are here.